Napster Ad/ What the ----?

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  1. jazzlover macrumors member

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    How far will ads like this go in the future. I love sex but this makes it dirty and meaningless. www.napstergirl.com
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I like it. It is creative. It appeals to a major target audience of downloading music (Males age 12 to ????? ). And I've seen ads go much further.
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, I bet most guys seeing this will feel so soiled and used.

    Lowest denominator advertising — thanks for warning everybody here. :rolleyes:
     
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  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Didn't work in Safari for me. It worked fine in firefox.
     
  6. Lau Guest

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    I dunno. I wouldn't say I was offended by it, as I'm not easily offended (mind like sewer, etc :D ).

    However, it makes me very uninclined to buy from from Napster, as it seems as if it it's a company that is completely irrelevant to me. It's obviously aimed at guys, it's really tacky and assumes the viewer's a bit dumb, in my opinion. As I am a intelligent, classy lady, it kind of misses the mark. ;)

    Having said that, the website's quite nicely done (as long as you're in the right browser).
     
  7. jazzlover thread starter macrumors member

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    I just don't think ads like this really work and it seems like a desperate attempt for Napster.
     
  8. takao macrumors 68040

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    haha not bad but i guess it gets old pretty fast
     
  9. jazzlover thread starter macrumors member

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    It gets old because if we want porn we can get it already. It's like, they should've just gone all the way with the strip or chose a different way to advertise. I'd be more inclined to use Napster if it was competitive and Jack Black was in the ad or something funny.
     
  10. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    I gave up on waiting for it to load, but is it anything like www.getthewhholething.co.uk (which is a real ad that I've seen on TV)
     
  11. xli_ne macrumors 6502a

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    NO, I dont think that ad will ever get old. Pretty damn hot
     
  12. jazzlover thread starter macrumors member

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    greatdevourer, It might be but the link you gave didn't work.
     
  13. freeny macrumors 68020

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    I was about to post a comment but I think I need to go and see it again to see if it really offends me:rolleyes:

    .......Nope
     
  14. After G macrumors 68000

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    Doesn't work in all browsers? Lost my business there. (Though they never had my business to begin with anyway. The ad reminds me why.)
     
  15. jazzlover thread starter macrumors member

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  16. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Nothing new. Advertisers know that sex sells. It's the #1 thing to use to grab people's (men's in this case) attention.
     
  17. jazzlover thread starter macrumors member

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    My question is how many customers do they loose from an ad like this. We all know sex sells but this is a service used by more than guys. After G is a great example of what I mean.
     
  18. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Tasteless? Perhaps, but I think it very effectively gets the point across. What I'm wondering is, if we join Napster do we get to see the whole thing? (not that I ever would, just curious... :rolleyes:
     
  19. jazzlover thread starter macrumors member

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    It might work if they did that but I already know where to get porn, I don't need Napster for that.:p
     
  20. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    It's actually www.getthewholething.co.uk greatdevourerhad had two d's in whole. Weird, it is identical to napstergirl.com but it does work in Safari unlike napstergirl.com
     
  21. jazzlover thread starter macrumors member

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    That is weird. You'd think show more skin over there.
     
  22. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    This was reported last week..

    anyway, while I applaude the 'cleverness' of the whole idea of 30 second previews, I'm not so sure this is an appropriate ad. I mean, I like strippers as much as the next mysoginist...
     
  23. jazzlover thread starter macrumors member

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    I agree with that. This ad assumes that everyone out here is a prepubesent dork with little intellegence. I think this ad is gonna backfire.
     
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